Arck Angel - Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
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Ratings: 39 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
4.24/5 rDev +4.7%
What the heck is a Quad IPA anyway? Let's just call this a DIPA for purposes of comparison.
Appearance is a bright copper color with a thin layer of head that dissipated very quickly. The essence of grapefruits and hops dominate the nose. The flavor is both fruity and malty with hints of orange, mango and apricot.
As far as hoppiness, I don't think that it quite ranks with the best DIPAs out there. Still there is something quite enjoyable about this offering even if it does not rise to the level of "hop bomb."
What we have here is a tasty and complex big beer that does not get overwhelmed by the alcohol. That is a rarity and makes this a pretty special tasting experience.
05-12-2013 12:37:06 | More by 57md
3.88/5 rDev -4.2%
Pours a deep amber, almost red color with a very nice foamy white head that disappears quickly.
The scent is dominant of citrus hops. Grapefruit, lemon, some notes of orange are also noticeable.
The taste is similar to the scent, lots of citrus. Very bitter citrus hops, grapefruit, lemon, and oranges.
Full body, sort of a dry sticky feel, moderate carbonation.
This was a pretty tasty beer, surprisingly balanced with such a high abv.
12-05-2012 21:10:12 | More by BeerCon5
4.23/5 rDev +4.4%
Served on tap at Al's of Hampden in Enola, PA
A: Pours a murky dark golden yellow in color with some hints of brown and orange highlights along with light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall off-white head that very slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a couple of small slightly thicker patches and a thick ring at the edges of the glass (showing very good head retention). Significant amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of citrus hops - I can detect grapefruit, orange, tangerine, and lemon in that order of strength/intensity. Very slight hints of some tropical/pineapple hops and some bitterness in the aroma.
T: Upfront there is a moderate to strong amount of caramel malt sweetness to help balance out the huge amount of hop flavors in this beer. There are flavors of citrus hops including grapefruit, orange, tangerine, and lemon. Additionally there are some tropical/pineapple hop flavors and just a hint of bitterness in the finish.
M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly sticky with some moderate dryness in the finish.
O: Easier to drink than I expected with it being a 4x IPA and the rather high ABV but the alcohol is extremely well hidden and the beer has a very good balance to it. Nice complexity to the flavor makes this one real enjoyable. Definitely one to try again.
12-02-2012 13:47:07 | More by dbrauneis
Arck Angel from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.